INTERCEPTOR FOR PREVENTING SHIP COLLISIONS WITH OFFSHORE POWER STATIONS AND THE LIKE
There is provided an encircling network of floating intercepting elements about a fixed installation in a body of water, each attached to radially extending anchor units whereby the network decelerates a ship or other engaging body to prevent collision with the installation. The anchors are designed to move across the floor of the body of water to produce a given drag whereby connecting cables are tensioned but not broken during the deceleration.
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Energy Research and Development Administration20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Hammond, R P
- Publication Date: 1973-12-13
- TRT Terms: Braking; Collision avoidance systems; Collisions; Offshore platforms; Offshore structures; Passenger terminals; Patents; Power; Railroad stations; Safety; Ships
- Old TRIS Terms: Interceptor; Like; Patents (Braking); Platform safety; Preventing
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Energy; Marine Transportation; Public Transportation; Safety and Human Factors; Terminals and Facilities; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00146552
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: PAT-APPL-424 256 Patent
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM